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Monthly Archives: January 2015

After “Sorry”

A remix of an approximation of speech

There are few pleasures unique to the post-Internet age as the fairly immediate experience of hearing your effort as filtered through another person’s viewpoint. In the case of the music remix, the idea of a filter can be quite literal. Yesterday while playing with the manner in which one sine wave can be used simultaneously to multiple ends, with an interest in a kind of coherent complexity, I stumbled on something that resembled human speech. Today, the far more talented Larry Johnson has taken the tones of that work and attenuated them into a throbbing, dusky drone.

Track originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/l-a-j-1.

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“Audio” says Caltrain. #soundstudies #ui #ux #buttons

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“Sorry Sorry Sorry”

A little modular synth thing

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Teaching my modular synth to speak. It apologizes for me.

I’ve been really focused on how one sine wave can serve multiple purposes, in this case affecting another sine wave. I think I’d like a second voltage control oscillator.

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Hear that whistle, or equivalent, blowing. At Caltrain station. #soundstudies

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That New Aphex Twin Track

It's a tasty one

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Get it while it’s available. Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, aka AFX, aka the musician behind the Selected Ambient Works Volume II album I wrote the book about for the 33 1/3 series, having previously wiped clean his SoundCloud account, suddenly, yesterday, popped a new track up, “Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix].” I tweeted the arrival at the time (twitter.com/disquiet), but am only now getting around to a post.

It’s a minor downtempo masterwork, the plinky pianos against loose-snare vaguely funky-drummer beats sounding more like early DJ Cam, or DJ Krush, or Funki Porcini for that matter, than like what folks might necessarily expect from Aphex Twin. Its appearance coincides with the release of the new EP Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2, and this freely downloadable track appears to be a slight variation on the EP’s opening cut. After an album, the widely praised Syro, that sounded like it was recorded shortly after his 2001 Drukqs, it’s especially refreshing to hear something that sounds unlike him, even if, peculiarly, from a stylistic standpoint, it sounds like it was recorded before Drukqs.

Highly recommended. And, again, download now, because he’ll almost certainly soon enough again wipe clean that SoundCloud account. Speaking of which, does anyone reading this have a copy of the alternate version of “Avril 14th” he briefly had on his SoundCloud account?

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/richarddjames.

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